Manuscript leaf on vellum, Luke VIII, from a “miniature” portable Latin Bible. ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT.
Manuscript leaf on vellum, Luke VIII, from a “miniature” portable Latin Bible

Manuscript leaf on vellum, Luke VIII, from a “miniature” portable Latin Bible.

[France: ca. 1240 A.D.].

Two columns, 56 lines, in a miniscule gothic hand, with some rubrication, heading in red and blue capitals. 190 x 126 mm. Very good. Matted Gwara Hand List 57a. Item #254315

A fine example of what is often called a "Paris Bible." Written around 1240 A.D. by Dominican monks in France for use in the Sorbonne, this amazingly small, clear hand comprises roughly 20 letters to the inch along the horizontal line, with 11 or 12 lines per inch vertically.

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